Painting a Song?
I don’t believe there’s a painting I’ve ever completed in which music has not been a huge part of the process. In fact, when creating some of my paintings, the paintings and the process have almost been entirely dependent on the music since I paint whatever happens to unfold with the songs I play. It’s a completely intuitive process. At other times, I paint with a clear image and then set a playlist that matches the image or theme accordingly.
I’m currently taking an online workshop and in a recent assignment, I had to paint to a piece of music and I had to finish when the song finished. Now, you want to talk about something being challenging! That was most definitely it. Did you know that most songs are generally only 3 - 5 minutes in length? Go ahead picture me shaking my head. Painting to music, however, I do this all the time. Piece of cake. Right? It took me four tries with four different songs before I could get out of my head.
I thought I’d share my attempts with you and the song choices. See if you can figure out which piece matches which piece of music. As you can see, the four pieces do not look anything alike in the same way that the four pieces of music were not anything alike. I’ve, also, included the first couple of lines for each song.
A. “It’s Quiet Uptown” from Hamilton
There are moments that the words don't reach
There is suffering too terrible to name
I want to reiterate the part where I said I had to paint "to a piece of music" not create a painting to a piece of music. In the spirit of redemptive art, I plan to take the idea behind one of these one of a kind creations to develop further. I’ll be posting the expressive work of art on social media in the upcoming days. Look for Tracey Penrod Art on facebook or instagram.
Answers are below...no peeking.
1. A, 2. C, 3. D, 4. B
7/13/2020 09:14:54 pm
I am glad to see you enjoying your summer and being productive. My creativity is spinning out crochet right now as I continue working remotely. I think your style of painting intuitively with music is very insightful and modern. I am glad you continue to challenge yourself even in this area. I imagine tasks that challenge you to produce quicker will ultimately help your business. Best of luck to you. I hope to see you again soon.
Rebecca, thank you so much for taking the time to comment and for your words of encouragement. It truly means the world to me. I do have to apologize for not responding before now. Oh my goodness, this is all so new to me. I received a notification that you left a comment, but when I went to approve it, I couldn't locate it until now. Bless, I am a mess when it comes to all this technology. What can I say? I'm learning something new everyday and sometimes it's a little slower than other times. Lol! I do hope this finds you well and that you are still creating in your preferred medium- yay, fiber!
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I'm an artist working in acrylic and mixed media. I love looking for the seen and the unseen by exploring matters of the heart. My one of a kind works of art are in the style of expressionism, representational art, and inspirational art. All of my works of art share in the qualities of redemptive art.
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